Windows 10: Windows Update History Blank


  1. Posts : 170
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
       17 Aug 2017 #1

    Windows Update History Blank


    My Windows 10 downloaded and ran an update yesterday and I noticed that my Update History is blank (no updates have been installed yet). It was there before yesterday's update.

    My Winver is 1607 (OS Build 14393.1593).

    Any idea where the Update History went?

    By the way, the Creator's Update has not downloaded yet.

    I have included the Uninstall Listing which does show yesterday's updates.

    It also did a quick update this morning.
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  2. Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       17 Aug 2017 #2

    All of my computers show the same, no updates listed after some of the newest get installed.
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  3. Posts : 25,241
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       17 Aug 2017 #3

    That update was reported to have a known issue of clearing Windows Update history. It's also not uncommon for new builds to clear history.

    Cumulative Update KB4034658 Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393.1593 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 4,509
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Aug 2017 #4

    dlwmacgregor said: View Post
    By the way, the Creator's Update has not downloaded yet.
    When it does that will also clear the update history. It also clears the windows updates list in control panel. This is to be expected because the 'update' is an upgrade to the next version of windows, so none of the previous updates to the old version are relevant any more.
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  5. Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       17 Aug 2017 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    When it does that will also clear the update history. It also clears the windows updates list in control panel. This is to be expected because the 'update' is an upgrade to the next version of windows, so none of the previous updates to the old version are relevant any more.
    Right, the Version number is an Upgrade as in 1507 to 1511 to 1607 to 1703 while the Build update is similar to the older Service Packs.
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  6. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       18 Aug 2017 #6

    I've found routine updates can clear the update history but the updates can still be viewed in Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features \ View Installed Updates. I suspect the missing updates issue is just another example of poor software QA by Microsoft.
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  7. Posts : 170
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       19 Aug 2017 #7

    I wonder if it's just a ploy by MS to not "appear" to be putting out too many upgrades. This way they get to "reset" them once in a while.
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